Heritage (used, 1996) Super Eagle Archtop 18” wide

Tag No 32-4254 Used

#M133102, in natural, in “excellent” condition with original hard shell case.

The Heritage Company began doing business in 1984 taking over, on Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the factory buildings that formerly housed another well-known firm. Their claim was that they were continuing the heritage of the former tenant. One thing they did that is greatly appreciated by today’s musicians is to continue to make high quality archtops.

It is a fancy thing, having four-ply headstock purfling, “The Heritage” in script mother of pearl inlay into a polished ebony snakehead style headplate, a large, etched, pearl eagle alighting on a leafless branch and, there under, a mother of pearl truss rod cover. Tuners are gold-plated Grover sealed-backs with stairstep buttons; the five-ply bordered ebony fingerboard that forms a bird’s-beak at the bottom is inlaid with blocks in 8 positions, the first 6 of which are “split” in alternating instances of two-diagonal at center and one-diagonal at center, and then the last two are solid blocks. The scale length is 25.4” and the nut width is 1 11/16th”. The maple pickguard is four-ply bordered, the bridge is all wooden, adjustable and the trapeze tailpiece at bottom is a construction of gold-plated metal that’s etched “The Heritage,” an ebony trapezoid and a plastic crest etched “Super Eagle.” Its f-holes are single-ply bordered, back and sides are two-ply, and there are flying birds inlaid in pearl on each side of the bridge foot. The guitar shows normal signs of light use and wear, including a very small amount of light impressions -- far less than one would anticipate seeing in a 19-year-old guitar. The sound is crispy, lyrical and flowing. This is a considerable beauty of an 18” behemoth (the moth that does not fly); it is, as well, a professional jazzer’s joy.

Our Price is $3,499.00.

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